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  • Skier Scheiber back training after crash
    Press Posted Jul 19 2011 2 07 PM ET Last Updated Jul 19 2011 2 07 PM ET Related Related Links Austrian skier Scheiber remains hospitalized Mario Scheiber was one of four Austrian skiers who missed February s world championships because of injuries following a crash Jeff McIntosh Canadian Press Austrian skier Mario Scheiber has resumed training nearly six months after breaking his shoulder blade and nose in a spectacular crash during World Cup downhill training in Chamonix France The Austrian ski federation said Scheiber completed a practice session at the Hintertuxer glacier on Tuesday without complications The 28 year old Scheiber says he is doing great though the first day on snow is somewhat unusual of course Scheiber was one of four Austrian skiers who missed February s world championships in Garmisch Partenkirchen Germany because of injuries following a crash The Associated Press 2011 Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Latest alpineskiing Stories VanderBeek Training for my return a glorious whirlwind Sidelined for more than two years with a devastating knee injury Canadian Alpine skier Kelly VanderBeek is finally ready to return In her latest blog Kelly describes her comeback as new beginnings that were years in the making more Gisin bests Vonn in final World Cup downhill tuneup Dominique Gisin of Switzerland was fastest in the final training run for the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup downhill clocking one minute 53 04 seconds on Thursday more Heavy snow wipes out 1st training run at Lake Louise The first training run at the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup was cancelled Wednesday due to heavy snow It was to be the first of three training sessions scheduled before the men s downhill Saturday more Alpine star Raich back on slopes after surgery Austrian skier Benjamin Raich has resumed training six months after left knee surgery following a crash during the world championships in Germany more Canada s former skeleton star Pain to guide women s ski jump team An accomplished Canadian Olympian will guide the women s ski jump team towards its first ever Games more More Headlines more alpineskiing stories video audio OPINION All Contributors Wharnsby Friedman Hockey Night in Canada Tim Wharnsby Rask out to save day for Bruins again Jun 3 2013 12 32 PM CFL Malcolm Kelly CFL West Division Training camp preview Jun 3 2013 12 01 PM Hockey Night in Canada Tim Wharnsby Cooke faces the music for his hit on McQuaid Jun 2 2013 3 22 PM Playoffs 2013 Tim Wharnsby Reformed Matt Cooke has relapse in East final opener Jun 2 2013 12 02 AM More Opinion Hockey Night Online Watch Now Blackhawks put Kings in 0 2 series hole Watch Now NHL Highlights Blackhawks put Kings in 0 2 hole PODCAST Hockey Night Online on iTunes Radio Weekdays 3 5 pm ET on SiriusXM Hockey Night Radio with Rob Pizzo French Open Tennis Tennis Daily scoreboard schedule ATP Results from men s draw WTA Results from women s draw Photos Top

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  • Dixon excited about chance to get back on snow
    said in a release Wednesday Hopefully I will still remember how to ski The 26 year old missed the last half of the 2010 11 World Cup season after suffering a concussion in a crash at a race in Bormio Italy in December He received medical clearance to return to full training in May I ve been able to do all the dry land workouts with the team Dixon said I ve been completely symptom free My head feels 100 per cent and my body feels 100 per cent At the time of the crash Dixon hoped to return before the end of the season But lingering concussion symptoms forced him to be patient on the road to recovery I m really excited about getting back on snow he said It s been a long time so it s about bringing it back to basics and getting my feet back in boots Dixon hopes to join the rest of the Canadian speed team in a summer training camp in Zebra Switzerland later this month Also expected at the camp are John Kucera of Calgary and Louis Pierre Helie of Berthierville Que Kucera the 2009 world downhill champion re injured his left tibia in February forerunning at a race in Colorado That s the same leg he originally fractured in November 2009 after a crash at Lake Louise Alta Helie hurt his leg in Bormio in December 2010 Not expected in Switzerland is Manuel Osborne Paradis who tore up his knee and broke his fiba in a fall at a downhill race in Chamonix France in January The Canadian Press 2011 Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback Latest alpineskiing Stories VanderBeek Training for my return a glorious whirlwind Sidelined for more than two years with a devastating knee injury Canadian Alpine skier Kelly VanderBeek is finally ready to return In her latest blog Kelly describes her comeback as new beginnings that were years in the making more Gisin bests Vonn in final World Cup downhill tuneup Dominique Gisin of Switzerland was fastest in the final training run for the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup downhill clocking one minute 53 04 seconds on Thursday more Heavy snow wipes out 1st training run at Lake Louise The first training run at the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup was cancelled Wednesday due to heavy snow It was to be the first of three training sessions scheduled before the men s downhill Saturday more Alpine star Raich back on slopes after surgery Austrian skier Benjamin Raich has resumed training six months after left knee surgery following a crash during the world championships in Germany more Canada s former skeleton star Pain to guide women s ski jump team An accomplished Canadian Olympian will guide the women s ski jump team towards its first ever Games more More Headlines more alpineskiing stories video audio OPINION All Contributors Wharnsby Friedman Hockey Night in Canada Tim Wharnsby Rask out to save day for Bruins again Jun 3 2013

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  • More from the alpine injury summit | CBC Sports
    Mueller of the University of Salzburg Yet this is the hardest factor to alter Something I did not mention in my previous blog was that in my opinion aggressive boots are the most significant reason we re getting injured and catching our edges so regularly catching an edge is the most common reason why ski racers fall In the year and a half since I switched to a more aggressive boot I suffered a concussion two dislocated shoulders and a knee dislocation Before this change I was a remarkably healthy athlete My story may be extreme but it s not uncommon Skis are and will be the main focus for change This is because they are easier to change and easier to regulate I don t have an answer to this problem but boot regulations will need to get more stringent I m hopeful that more in depth study and attention will be put on ski boots not only skis Concussions Improving helmet safety is a key issue being discussed around the world As logic would expect a helmet safe enough for a 14 year old racer or freeskier is not good enough for a World Cup speed athlete However there is little research to show how best to approach the issue Therefore this idea is being pursued cautiously Twisting motions are a key element in causing concussions For example a straight blow in boxing isn t nearly as effective as an uppercut or a hook Seeing a hit coming in the NFL or NHL also makes it much less likely to cause a concussion This is because the neck muscles are activated and do a great deal in protecting our brains Comparing alpine to auto racing is difficult to do This is because cars are equipped with a lot of protective equipment to ensure the driver s head can t move very much limiting any twisting motions Alpine is much more comparable to football dirt biking hockey etc If the latest technology in helmets was enough to completely prevent concussions the NFL wouldn t be facing a concussion epidemic Still a well fitted well made helmet is vital Also replacing it annually and after impacts is also crucial in it functioning properly Air travel can also reduce a helmet s functionality because of the freezing and thawing that happens so helmets that fly should be replaced every six months Finding a way to lower the costs of helmets may also be a key to ensuring our athletes are properly protected Mouth guards A mandatory mouth guard for all athletes was one of my suggestions going into the summit There is no research to prove this will prevent concussions however there is no research that says it doesn t And it s been proven that there s no downside to wearing a mouthguard So why not End of Story Content Back to accessibility links Story Social Media Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback End of Story Social Media Prev Inside

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  • Inside the alpine injury summit | CBC Sports
    on the World Cup circuit created higher G forces than simply arching a full turn This means that simply setting rounder courses won t necessarily reduce injury In fact it may only increase the need to use the slide and catch especially in speed events where this technique is relatively new Equipment Also surprising were the results from testing prototype skis These skis were made to represent specs that were considered extreme designs intended to slow us down by for example lengthening the ski decreasing the sidecut lowering the boot etc But it turned out that athletes adapted extremely quickly to these changes and in some cases were even faster with the new equipment For that reason equipment changes require much study since mandating change may have an unpredictable outcome like unintentionally making alpine more dangerous This may seem crazy but it happened three years ago when skis were mandated to be wider It was thought this would make turning more difficult In reality it gave the athletes a better platform and increased the forces created in the slide and catch technique Injuries rose dramatically after this change was implemented Still equipment on the World Cup level is the No 1 injury causing factor Change must come and it will just not this year Water injection Another surprising fact was that statistically adding water to the course doesn t increase the rate of injury But inconsistent snow conditions do Meaning if the conditions in a course go from snow to injection and back to snow athletes are more likely to get hurt There s no simple solution for this Many facets of the sport will require change to ensure safer conditions for World Cup athletes Luckily this change is coming and with the science to back it up Canada On the Canadian front there is more we can do For one limiting exposure to injury by limiting athletes ability to race the downhill until they are 18 years old This will coincide with increased training in speed elements New policies will be in place to ensure this happens To re enforce this change qualifying criteria for national level teams will be changed This will limit the need to force speed on athletes before they are physically technically and mentally ready This shift is intended to cultivate bigger picture development of our athletes This will also leave more time for training tech and developing the required skills and strength to race the downhill Removing downhill from an athlete s schedule will free up time for her to develop stronger technical skills while reducing their risk and exposure to injury My presentation Fellow athlete Kelly McBroom and I created a survey with the intention to debrief athletes post injury My presentation was originally meant to be 15 30 minutes in length but it quickly turned into 90 minutes as the discussions grew Canadian men s ski racer Erik Guay was also in attendance and offered a balanced perspective to my own opinions

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  • Alpine Canada summit examines skiing injuries
    their children in ski racing programs Alpine Canada chief executive officer Max Gartner says he wants to move quickly when the summit concludes Wednesday We want to have some solid action items that we can implement right away domestically Gartner said The urgency is we want to make sure our athletes and parents of athletes know that we do everything we can to make the sport a safe sport About 40 people from national and provincial associations are expected to attend The world governing body of skiing FIS will be represented by Dr Erich Mueller of the University of Salzburg The injection problem VanderBeek who lives in Chilliwack B C has reached the World Cup podium three times in her career and she was fourth at the 2006 Winter Games She says speed can be reduced without the sport losing its glamour Slower speed suits and moving away from injecting courses with water are ways to slow the athletes down Injection forms ice under snow and keeps a course from breaking down under the weight of skiers and changing weather conditions during a race It s a contentious issue in the sport U S skier Lindsey Vonn was critical of the women s World Cup course at Lake Louise in December saying injection had made it icy and unsafe Race organizers gave those comments a cold reception The biggest response from organizers and FIS is don t worry your pretty little head about it and this is for males and females VanderBeek said In the macho and aggressive world of ski racing athletes don t like to acknowledge danger because they don t want to feel or appear weak she added The reality is it s very hard as an athlete to complain or voice concern over a safety issue because it opens yourself up emotionally to admitting that it s scary and potentially unsafe and most likely nothing will change and you have to run the course anyway VanderBeek continued The only athletes who speak out are the very best athletes because they re confident enough to speak out and still be able to perform if nothing changes National team skiers Manuel Osborne Paradis knee Ryan Semple knee Robbie Dixon concussion Francois Bourque knee Jan Hudec broken hand Louie Pierre Helie concussion knee and Kelly McBroom broken ankle were all sidelined during this past World Cup season Kucera VanderBeek and Larisa Yurkiw knee were injured the previous season and have yet to return to racing VanderBeek required a second surgery in January on her knee She hopes to get back on snow in August when the national team heads to New Zealand for glacier training In the meantime she hopes those in power in the sport listen to what she has to say Tuesday I love this sport and I love the essence of the sport she said I strongly believe you can maintain the essence of the sport and make it safer You slow us down 10 or

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  • On the comeback trail in Chile | CBC Sports
    own comeback head on I m starting to realize that true comebacks are made up of a million small victories unseen and unsung It s those small victories that give you the power to continue to take that next step Still we all love to cheer victors to glory a glory that is ever sweeter with challenges overcome That dream is a part of what keeps me going along with my love for sport and its community I m currently in Chile for my first official on snow training camp of the season It s here that I m taking my first turns towards my comeback from knee surgery So far I ve skied six days and have started to get more comfortable Today in fact I felt like I graduated from being a ski instructor to a ski racer by that I mean I started to add some power into my turns It was an incredible feeling and one I ve missed If you want to see me in action here s a short video of me skiing here in Chile Finding my legs Save for my old teammate Larisa Yurkiw everything in my environment is new new coaches new athletes new technicians new physiotherapist this new group has been a good catalyst for helping me feel like this is the fresh start I was hoping for This is a strong group of professionals and I feel a sense of excitement in the work we re doing Medically I ve made a strong comeback to be doing what I m doing Yet this feels incomplete as I have big dreams and the heart of a racer yearning to find my legs again I have spoken with many alpine athletes who have travelled this comeback path trying to learn from their experiences and draw strength from their successes This has helped me see my own journey with some perspective and appreciation of my dream to ski race as well as life after sport At the end of the day I m an optimist who lies in realism Looking back and looking ahead I try to keep my eyes wide open facing all the good bad and ugly All while trying to keep my spirit well nurtured because this is an extremely long road trip It s an odd place to be emotionally In my head I have all the aggression energy and motivation to find my way back to the World Cup podium But one thing I know for sure there s still a ski racer inside me dying to get out I look forward to when my body and mind are once again on the same page and that page is going 140km h with strength and confidence down a mountain End of Story Content Back to accessibility links Story Social Media Share Tools Report Typo Send Feedback End of Story Social Media Prev More from the alpine injury summit About the Author Kelly Vanderbeek Canadian alpine skier Kelly

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  • Alpine skiing: World Cup preview
    signs of slowing Cuche finished third overall for the fourth straight year last season and also won his third downhill globe in the last four years Another Swiss to watch is slalom ace Silvan Zurbriggen who climbed to third last season in his best discipline and finished eighth overall Austria Still the deepest team in ski racing it s often said that their last cuts for worlds and Olympics would be in the starting gates for most other countries Austria boasts the defending World Cup men s slalom champion Reinfried Herbst and combined champ the remarkable Benni Raich plus the reigning world champs in the men s slalom Manfred Pranger and women s super combined Kathrin Zettel Oh and toss in three time Olympic medallist Marlies Schild who s still a strong slalom skier Austria s Benni Raich is a model of consistency finishing second overall four years running Alain Grosclaude Agence Zoom Getty Images But the Austrian women are coming off a down year by their standards Last season marked the first time since 1997 98 that no Austrian woman finished in the top four overall Zettel was fifth and Elisabeth Goergl sixth Help is on the way though with Nicole Hosp returning from a season ending knee injury suffered in the slalom opener last October on the Rettenbach glacier in Soelden Austria Hosp began her comeback on the same course last month but failed to qualify for the second run Still she s not far removed from the success of her overall championship in 2006 07 and a runner up finish the following year Over on the men s side Austria has a good mix of productive veterans and ascending talent Raich 32 is as consistent as they come He s finished second overall four years running and in the top three every season since 2004 05 including first overall in 2006 07 The six time event globe winner may have something to prove this year after failing to crack the podium in Vancouver despite being the defending Olympic champ in the slalom and giant slalom Marcel Hirscher is the Austrian up and comer to watch The 21 year old technical specialist rose to sixth overall last season up from 51st in 2007 08 and 14th in 2008 09 Germany The host team for the world championships in Garmisch Partenkirchen in February hasn t produced a World Cup overall champ since the great Katja Seizinger in 1997 1998 But the Germans now have a legitimate all event superstar in Maria Riesch who won Olympic gold in the slalom and combined while competing in all five disciplines in Vancouver Riesch who turned 26 on Nov 24 is coming off another outstanding World Cup season she repeated as slalom champion and finished No 2 overall behind Vonn for the second year in a row Riesch s younger sister Susanne Riesch is a rising threat in the slalom and Kathrin Hoelzl is the reigning World Cup and world champ in the

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